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What happened to the enlightenment?

4/23/14

It has been a long, cold winter but I am again inspired by spring to renew my spirit with writing. As author Flannery O’Connor said, “I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say,” and echoed by Joan Didion with, “I don’t know what I think until I write it down.” True, too, for me. 1,548 more words

Daily News Muse

Pro-Gay marriage = Pro religious acceptance?

Pro-gay rights = Pro-religious acceptance?

Recently, I read of a situation on Facebook that took place at public high school. A group of students were seeking to get teen support for an anti-bullying campaign specifically concerned with the issue of gay rights and gay marriage. 1,784 more words

Religion/spirituality

Community Issues, Thoughts and Things

I have been very bad about the blog posting lately. There have just been a lot of other projects that have priority right now. The next book in the Elder Blood Saga is down to two weeks or so left. 923 more words

Religion/Spirituality

Returning to Freedom

It’s Easter morning. Out the window, I see a woman walking her dog, just beyond the place where all three of our pets are buried. A tiny forsythia is hinting at blooming. 368 more words

Life In General

Buddhist Boot Camp, Timber Hawkeye

Buddhism is a way of life, a mindset, and Buddhist Boot Camp provides a great overview of how to achieve that. Through personal stories and inspirational quotes Timber offers techniques to reach your own mindfulness. 26 more words

Nonfiction

In Search of the Miraculous

I am rereading PD Ouspensky’s In Search of the Miraculous, which I first read some 40 years ago, and am experiencing the same response: I find the book now, as I found it then, thrilling and fascinating, and am convinced that its picture of the universe is true. 3,642 more words

Psychology

Enough

I used to think that I hated Palm Sunday. It turns out, what I hated was what the larger Christian church has done with it. 1,077 more words

Life In General